Yes, the novel The Lair of the White Worm was written by Bram Stoker, who is, of course, almost exclusively known for having written Dracula. The film version of The Lair of the White Worm, however, does tend to stray a bit from the serious atmosphere presented in Stoker's work. Leave it to screenwriter/director Ken Russell to amp up the depravity. Not for all tastes, Russell's take on a pagan snake goddess is not without substantial humor, however. Amanda Donohoe seems to be having the time of her life in the role of the legendary reptilian, with Hugh Grant and future Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi, adding some charm. If you like your horror fun a little kinky, don't let this cult gem slither away!
"Hugh Grant, Amanda Donohoe, and Catherine Oxenberg star in this mix of heart-stopping horror and campy humor. James D'Ampton (Grant) returns to his country castle in England. Legend has it that James's distant ancestor once slayed the local dragon a monstrous white worm with a fondness for the sweet flesh of virgins. The young lord dismisses the legend as folklore, until archaeology student Angus Flint explores James's property and unearths a massive reptilian skull and a pagan snake god's ancient site of worship. When James's virtuous girlfriend, Eve Trent (Oxenberg), suddenly disappears, James and Angus set out to investigate the foreboding cavern said to be the worm's lair, where a centuries-old mystery begins to uncoil."